sporocyst

noun
spo·​ro·​cyst | \ ˈspȯr-ə-ˌsist How to pronounce sporocyst (audio) \

Definition of sporocyst

1 : a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony also : a sporozoan encysted in such a case
2 : a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

First Known Use of sporocyst

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sporocyst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporocyst. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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sporocyst

noun
spo·​ro·​cyst | \ -ˌsist How to pronounce sporocyst (audio) \

Medical Definition of sporocyst

1 : a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony also : a sporozoan encysted in such a case
2 : a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

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